If you are looking for a set of coins that are in brilliant uncirculated condition, then look no further than US Mint Sets. These sets contain specimens of each of the coins used in circulation in a given year. The coins in the sets are from 2 different US Mints, and as such, each Mint’s set is packaged in their own sealed cellophane packaging. And while these Mint Sets have typically contained 10 or 11 coins, in 1973, the Mint Sets contain 13 coins with the addition of the Eisenhower Dollar, one from each Mint. The Eisenhower Dollars were exclusively available in the Mint Sets in 1973, none were made available for circulation. Presently, Silver.com has these 1973 US Mint Sets available for purchase online.
- Set delivered in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set contains thirteen 1973 coins from the US Mint!
- Total of 1,767,691 mint sets were issued in 1973.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Each coin displays its respective face value in US dollars.
- Please note – some sets may be missing the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
- Also note – some of the packaging may not be in perfect condition.
The Mint Sets included dollar coins for the first time in 1973. Both the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint packages included an Eisenhower Dollar. The Eisenhower Dollar increased the number of coins in the set to 13, up from their typical 10 or 11. They also increased the face value of the set from $1.83 to $3.83. However, even more importantly, the issue price of the Mint Sets increased from $3.50 to $6.00.
Mint Sets suffered a significant decline in sales from 1972 into 1973, falling from 2,750,000 sets in 1972 to 1,767,691 sets in 1973 – almost 1 million fewer. Many people point to the price increase as the key factor in the sales drop-off. From the 1973 low point in sales, Mint Set sales marked nice annual increases, finishing off the decade with sales of 2,526,000 sets in 1979.
The 1973 US Mint Set includes 13 uncirculated coins separated into 2 packages. The Denver Mint package – identified by its red edging – includes 6 coins. Included are one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar. The other package – identified by its blue edging – includes a total of 7 coins – 6 from the Philadelphia Mint and 1 from the San Francisco Mint. Included are one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar from the Philadelphia Mint and one Lincoln Cent from the San Francisco Mint.
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